Like many in the NBA, Lebron James has been a very outspoken person that utilizes his platform well. Now, Lebron is comparing Colin Kaepernick to Martin Luther King?
Read on to see what Lebron James is saying about Colin Kaepernick and why the comparison to Martin Luther King???
CelebNSports247.com has the latest sports talk on Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James who is speaking on one of the most controversial topics in sports, Colin Kaepernick.
Lebron James has played close attention to the situation and discussed the former 49ers QB in a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.
“[Colin Kaepernick] had a vision like Martin Luther King and like some of our all-time greats that people couldn’t see further than what they were doing” – Lebron James
When it comes to Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, King James feels Kaeps decision to kneel during the National Anthem last year to bring attention to police brutality and social injustices was the biggest lightning rod of 2016/17 season.
“The only reason I could say he’s not on a team is because the way he took a knee.”
James goes on to say Kaepernick is one of the better QBs in the game.
“That’s the only reason. I watch football every Sunday, every Thursday, every Monday night. I see all these quarterbacks — first string, second team, third team quarterbacks — that play sometimes when the starter gets hurt or are starters that play. Kaep is better than a lot of those guys. Let’s just be honest.”
“I’ve commended Kaep and for him to sacrifice everything for the greater good for everyone, for what he truly believed in, the utmost respect to him. Obviously he had a vision like Martin Luther King and like some of our all-time greats that people couldn’t see further than what they were doing at the point and time. And Muhammad Ali and things of that nature. When it’s something that’s new and it’s something that people are not educated about or don’t understand what your beliefs are all about and people are so quick to judge and people are so quick to say that what you’re doing is wrong. For him to sacrifice the sport that he plays and to sacrifice the things he’s done his whole life because he knew what he believed in, I salute him. I salute and respect that.”
Do you agree with King James?